Citizens For A Better Norwood

Saturday, July 07, 2007

New rail proposal includes a “side connection to Norwood, Evanston, H.P., X.U.”

Is that code for Norwood?

Today’s Enquirer piece about the new Cincinnati-to-Milford rail service proposal caused some morning coffee to sputter, followed by some gagging, followed by some sheer panic, all due to lingering P.T.S.D. from the last proposal 5-6 years ago to bring light rail down Montgomery Road here. As we all know, we were spared when Hamilton County voters resoundingly nixed that boondoggle at the ballot box, but scars remain, and it’s too easy to hit the panic button whenever we see Norwood mentioned in new, less ambitious rail proposals. This latest one is on display at Cincinnati City Hall, which is to say we probably won’t see it. Instead, we'll see what we can find out with an email to Commissioner Portune. In the meantime, do any of our readers have information to share about this? The maps here at the Eastern Corrider website aren't comforting.